T.E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence

When T.E. Lawrence (‘Lawrence of Arabia’), one of the most enigmatic and romantic figures of the World War 1 was killed in a motorcycle accident in May 1935, his doctor, Hugh Cairns, realized that his life might have been saved had Lawrence been wearing a helmet. Cairns introduced crash helmets for military dispatch riders, thereby reducing fatalities by 50%.

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